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Bolton, Massachusetts (U.S.)

Worcester County

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[Flag of Bolton, Massachusetts] image located by Aleksandar Nemet, 19 January 2010
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Description of the flag

Red flag with a white disk charged with an apple tree; in base a yellow scroll; charged with "BOLTON", "1738" in the red field.
Ivan Sache, 22 May 2009

Flag Competition

The Town of Bolton has selected three flag proposals submitted to the vote of the inhabitants of the town.

Proposal A.
Vertically divided green-white-green (1:2:1). In the middle, the outline of the map of the town filled with the landscape form the town seal; above it, "BOLTON, MASS.", below "INCORPORATED 1738".

Proposal B.
Green flag with the original town seal in the middle, featuring Bolton's Powder House. This seal does not seem to be currently used.

Proposal C.
Red flag with a white / pale yellow disk charged with an (apple?)- tree; in base a yellow scroll; charged with "BOLTON", "1738" in the red field. (no longer available)

Ivan Sache, 22 May 2009

Bolton's Wicked Local reported:

The town of Bolton has a new flag and it will soon be hanging in the Great Hall of Flags in the State House in Boston. Representative Kate Hogan hosted the official dedication ceremony for Boltonís new flag, an event witnessed by more than 30 residents, including members of the Flag Committee.

The idea was conceived when Helene Demmer and Linda Mauro, along with their sons Eric Demmer and Nick Mauro, toured the State House and discovered that Bolton was among 39 other towns that did not have a flag represented. Together they formed a committee of four and in January 2009 set the wheels in motion. Ideas for a flag design were sought and in May, residents were given an opportunity to choose among three designs. The winning design was inspired by then-eighth-grader Joyce LaBonteís artwork and created by Cassandra Boell. It was unveiled during Boltonís Fourth of July festivities.

Aleksandar Nemet, 19 January 2010